It's a funny thing about manifest destiny...apparently it even gets the best of the residents of Tempe AZ. The West Coast has always captured American's imagination...including Arizona's fiery, 5 piece Americana outfit Jared and The Mill. The tune here, "Western Expansion", is sweet and subdued at first, before taking a rousing, banjo-laced turn that the Mumford crowd can appreciate at the end. Mining metaphorical gold is the theme here, a chance to remake ones' self, a chance to leave the lights of the East (read Eastern AZ?) behind for greater riches out west. The video, which we're premiering, is a live take, filmed in front of a hometown audience.